Influencers: Datuk Seri Robert Tan Chung Meng, Group Chief Executive Officer, IGB Berhad
As one of Malaysia’s leading and most versatile property developers,IGB is a business conglomerate that has diversified to encompass a wide variety of sectors – construction,property development, hospitality and retail development. IGB has established a name for itself as a key player in the Malaysian and international property industry. The man behind IGB’s success, Datuk Seri Robert Tan, has more than 30 years of experience in the property industry. He leads the company into each project with skilled know-how on hotel construction, retail design and development, corporate management and of course, property development.
One of IGB’s largest projects is the MidValley Megamall, famous for being one of the world’s largest shopping malls. IGB was also responsible for Desa Kudalari, Malaysia’s first condominium development in 1985, as well as MiCasa, Malaysia’s first serviced apartments with hotel facilities. The company has been behind some of the first developments of their kind in Malaysia including Ipoh’s earliest housing estate, Ipoh Garden as well as the country’s newer projects like the Shangri-La hotels. IGB’s skills and expertise have gained renown even on foreign shores, with their work on the Queen Victoria Building in Australia, The Galeries Victoria Sydney, The Strand Sydney and The Old Bank Buildings in Wellington,New Zealand.